when people say musical theater is unrealistic sometimes i try to argue, but then i remember that in the music man 4 dudes who hate each other start singing random songs in fucking perfect 4 part harmony
badass soprano songs [x] a list of songs with notes that go up into the stratosphere (requested by rocioolayab)
many a new day (oklahoma!) // a little bit in love (wonderful town) // i could be happy with you (the boy friend) // waitin’ for my dearie (brigadoon) // i could have danced all night (my fair lady) // my white knight (the music man) // when did i fall in love (fiorello!) // before i gaze at you again (camelot) // much more (the fantasticks) // one boy (bye bye birdie) // i feel pretty (west side story) // far from the home i love (fiddler on the roof) // i loved (jacques brel is alive and well and living in paris) // take care of this house (1600 pennsylvania avenue) // green finch and linnet bird (sweeney todd) // unexpected song (song and dance) // how could i ever know (the secret garden) // children of the wind (rags) // he plays the violin (1776) // if i were a bell (guys & dolls) // vanilla ice cream (she loves me) // ribbons down my back (hello, dolly!) // bill (show boat) // lovely (a funny thing happened on the way to the forum) // christmas lullably (songs for a new world) // in his eyes (jekyll & hyde) // glitter and be gay (candide) // your daddy’s son (ragtime) // cry like the wind (do re mi) // follow your heart (urinetown) // on the steps of the palace (into the woods) // popular (wicked) // love, look away (flower drum song) // the beauty is (the light in the piazza) // simple little things (110 in the shade) // come home (allegro) // cute boys with short haircuts (vanities) // goodbye, little dream, goodbye (anything goes) // think of me (phantom of the opera) // sweet thursday (pipe dream) // not a day goes by (merrily we roll along) // rosa’s confession (the mystery of edwin drood) // in my own little corner (cinderella) // climb ev'ry mountain (the sound of music) // i don’t know what i’d do (a gentleman’s guide to love and murder) // never (on the twentieth century) // getting to know you (the king and i)
Shirley Jones learned she was pregnant with her son Patrick three months into filming The Music Man. She met with director Morton DaCosta over lunch to inform him of the situation. Her concern was that she would begin “showing” during its filming. He assured her that they could work through it with costumes and also by filming her from the waist up, if necessary. He did have one request, that she tell no one about it. Robert Preston did figure it out before filming had concluded, when Shirley’s character, Marion, and his character, Professor Hill, kissed for the first time in the romantic footbridge scene. As he leaned in for the kiss, the baby kicked. He jumped back, asking her, “What was that?” to which she replied, “That is Patrick Cassidy! Say, ‘Hello!’ ” Years later, her son Patrick had the opportunity to meet Preston. He walked up and introduced himself saying, “Hello. I’m Patrick Cassidy.” Preston took three steps backwards and replied, “I know, I know. We’ve already met.“
“Please folks. May I have your attention please? Attention please! I can deal with this trouble, friends, with a wave of my hand, this very hand! Please observe me if you will. I’m Professor Harold Hill, and I’m here to organize the River City Boys’ Band! Now think my friends, how can any pool table ever hope to compete with a gold trombone? Remember my friends, what a handful of trumpet players did to the famous, fabled walls of Jericho - oh billiard parlour walls come a-tumblin’ down! Oh a band will do it, my friends, oh yes, I say a boys’ band, do you hear me? I say, River City’s gotta have a boys’ band, and I mean she needs it today. Well Professor Harold Hill’s on hand, River City’s gonna have her boys’ band, as sure as the Lord made little green apples - and that band’s gonna be in uniform!”
Marian: Goodnight, my someone, Goodnight, my love, Sleep tight, my someone, Sleep tight, my love, Our star is shining it’s brightest light For goodnight, my love, for goodnight. Sweet dreams be yours, dear, If dreams there be Sweet dreams to carry you close to me. I wish they may and I wish they might Now goodnight, my someone, goodnight True love can be whispered from heart to heart When lovers are parted they say But I must depend on a wish and a star As long as my heart doesn’t know who you are. Sweet dreams be yours dear, If dreams there be Sweet dreams to carry you close to me. I wish they may and I wish they might Now goodnight, my someone, goodnight. Goodnight, Goodnight.